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(Re)building a RAID1 on a IBM M1015 SAS/SATA controller

I have setup a server (Intel S5500BC) with two pairs of HDs (2 x 130 GB SATA and 2 x 2 TB SAS) on an IBM M1015 SAS/SATA RAID controller. I wanted to configure them as two RAID1 arrays. Unfortunately ...
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Cannot write to ESXi Datastore

I am having a problem with on of our ESXi servers and hoping someone can help us resolve it. I just installed ESXi on a server with 2 2TB drives that are in a RAID 1 configuration using an Adaptec ...
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Monitor LSI 3ware raid controller on ESXi

This concerns a server that runs ESXi (v. 4.x or 5.x) installed on drives that are configured into a raid10 using an LSI 3ware 97050 raid controller. I would like to know if there is a way to monitor ...
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What are some tips for cheap and solid hw raid controller card for running ESXi? [closed]

ESXi is great product, however little bit picky about hardware. Can you please reccommend me some hardware raid controllers which work 100% out of the box and are also price-efficient ? I know about ...
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How do I get Busybox Linux/ESXi 4U1 to recognized expanded RAID 5 disk array?

I'm in the process of upgrading a pair of physical servers to 3 virtual machines. The 2 physical boxes (HP DL380 G5 with Smart Array P400 disk controller) will run VMware ESXi 4 update 1. Each ...
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Alerting when a RAID Array disk fails locally on VMWare ESX or ESXi System

With ESX and ESXi, we recently had two systems where that the boot partition became degraded due to a failed disk. The only alert we managed to capture was the visual alert on the Dell servers. We ...
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Will Adaptec raid 2405 card work in Asus Crosshair Formula IV MOBO

Will this PCIe 8 lane Raid card Adaptec 2405 Work in this Motherboard Crosshair Formula IV Having never seen a PCIe slot Im not sure and just want to check before ordering. TIA UPDATE: What ...
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Monitoring hardware RAID on VMWare ESXi

I've got an ESXi 3.5 server on "unsupported" hardware - SuperMicro motherboard, Adaptec 9410 3405 RAID controller (oops, the 9410 is the onboard controller that's not being used for RAID) - and I'm ...
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What RAID controller for ESXi 4 on Optiplex 330

What HW RAID controller to use with Dell Optiplex 330 running vmware esxi 4? I found e.g Adaptec RAID 2405 is ESXi 4 compatible but I'm not sure whether it will work in PCIe 16x slot as I red ...